The Library Faculty and Staff will be conducting surveys of our services the week of March 19th! What is involved? Ten minutes of your time in exchange for a cup of joe or tea. Here is the schedule. Please come by and take our survey, even if you don’t want coffee or tea!
Friday, April 7, 2017 marks the opening of the William S. Richardson School of Law Library’s 2nd Art Show. This year’s exhibition is titled “Boundaries,” and will feature artistic interpretations on the theme in a variety of media.
The library’s first event was held in 2015, and focused on themes of social justice. As with the last show, this event will feature submissions from faculty, staff, and students, in addition to alumni and the extended law school ʻohana. “Boundaries” is a product of the collaborative efforts of the law library’s art committee, led by committee chair and reference librarian Roberta Woods, and builds upon the excellent rotating selection of works already installed in the library by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts: Art in Public Places lending collection. The art committee hopes that the added works submitted by law school ʻohana will serve as a platform to discuss contemporary issues in law and justice through the lens of artistic expression.
A special reception will be held in the lobby of the library from 5pm to 8:30pm to commemorate the opening, and will feature refreshments for attendees, a program of artists’ biographies, and a performance by the Pacific Tongues, a nonprofit organization and community of spoken word artists. Following the opening reception, the “Boundaries” exhibit will remain on display to the public during regular library hours through May 14th.
Link rot has plagued the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court. The UC Berkeley School of Law Library has partnered with application developer Philip Ardery to address this problem by hosting U.S. Supreme Court Web Citations, a web service that captures snapshots of any web resource cited by the United States Supreme Court immediately after their opinions are issued. The goal of the service is to leverage current web and archiving technologies to minimize the link rot that complicates research as websites change or become unavailable over time.
When a judicial opinion cites something from the web, researchers should be able to check it later and find exactly what it looked like when it was cited.1
This is a stopgap initiative until the Court implements a permanent solution. At present there are 612 decisions archived in PDF format on the site.
1. http://scotus.law.berkeley.edu, archived at https://perma.cc/Z7BV-CJNY
Second Law Library Book Talk Series
Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move
by Reece Jones, Associate Professor, Graduate Chair,
Department of Geography University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
—Boston Globe Recommended Book for Fall 2016—
When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 11:45am-1pm
Where: William S. Richardson School of Law Library Lobby
* Light refreshments will be served on a first come, first served basis.
Your RSVP by March 9th will be greatly appreciated.
The focus of this book is on how borders are formed and policed to understand the world’s current migration crises and a deep analysis of the changing role and impact of the border, as well as how border regimes sustain global injustice. Forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade. According to the author these deaths are not exceptional, but rather the result of state attempts to contain populations and control access to resources and opportunities. While globalization is prevailing, limiting the free movement of people is reality. With the growth of borders and resource enclosures, the deaths of migrants in search of a better life are intimately connected to climate change, environmental degradation, and the growth of global wealth inequality.
More information on the book can be found at http://www2.hawaii.edu/~reecej/violent%20borders.html